Halloween Themed Group Activities
Group activities are the best way to spend your time this spooky season. Why not try some of the following with your friends or family:
11 months of the year, Farmer Ted's farm in Ormskirk is a regular old farm. Children can go and pet the animals, feed the baby goats and enjoy stroking the Alpacas. However, throughout October, visitors experience an entirely different atmosphere altogether. Ghouls are seen walking around, and those who dare will be able to enter Farmageddon's scare houses. Will you and your friends survive the terror on the farm? You can have a closer look at the experience and buy tickets to Farmageddon on their website.
On selected dates throughout October, Alton Towers are bringing back their Scarefest attractions throughout the park. With the attractions open until 9 pm, there are so many things for the family to enjoy. For little ones, there are face painters, characters and a maze to solve all dotted around the park. For older kids, there's the house of monsters... You can find out more information on the Alton Towers Scarefest, as well as buy tickets to the attractions, on the Alton Towers website.
Dotted around the UK are some of the most spooktacular and amazing ghost walks. Why not take a look at the Original Ghost Walk of Chester? Or the York Terror Trail, where you'll discover the dark past hidden in the shadows of the historical city. Alternatively, you could search for ghost walks in your local areas - many cities offer ghost walks or tours, and can be booked online through different operators.
Camping with Ghost Stories
If you're not a fan of the Halloween gimmicks or dressing up, why not take the family camping in real haunted areas of the UK? Haunted campsites, or campsites with ghost sightings, can be found all over the UK. Alternatively, you can pitch up in a family friendly campsite and tell each other spooky ghost stories (complete with smores and popcorn).
Sometimes, the best way to spend your Halloween is snuggled up on the sofa, with candles lit, watching your favourite scary movies. Below are some of ours:
- Scream (1996)
- Hocus Pocus (1993)
- The Craft (1996)
- The Addams Family (1991)
Get the blankets out, a bowl of treats for the trick or treaters, and settle in for the perfect Halloween date night.
Baking Spooky Treats
On Pinterest, there are hundreds of ideas for baking Halloween themed treats for you and the family. If your little ones are a fan of baking, why not spend the day this year baking some amazing pumpkin themed cookies or spooky graveyard mousses. You can also find Halloween themed recipes on Google if you don't have a Pinterest account.
For added fun, why don't you dress the kids up and play some Halloween inspired music?
Designing Halloween Costumes
This can be for everyone! Even if you are not great at creating costumes, you can still draw and create some amazing ideas for you and the little ones with Halloween. Grab some A4 paper, gel pens, crayons and more craft items and let the juices flow! Once you've found your favourite design, why not try and create it? Sometimes, the best costumes on Halloween are handmaid. So get the sewing kit out and help your child become the best evil caterpillar out there!
Hosting a Costume Party
If you're a child at heart, why not throw a costume party for you and your friends? Get the wine in, get dressed up and have an amazing night together! For an even spookier party, why not decorate your house with pumpkins, spider webs, and fairy lights? Creating an atmosphere will definitely go down well at a Halloween party.
How do you celebrate Halloween? Let us know below!